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Brunel’s

32 Downs Road, Newcastle , United Kingdom, BT33 0AG
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We are open 7 days a week, from 10am.
Closed Monday & Tuesday evening.
Open all day Sunday.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Brunel’s

Brunel’s serve brunch with a difference, 4,8,4 lunch, early bird evening & fine dining evening experience. The most amazing cocktails and fine wines and local craft beers & cider. An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Newcastle, County Down providing fresh, local, seasonal cuisine. "Good food from the heart." Originally opening in 2014, we are set to open our new 70-seater restaurant in central Newcastle with a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen due to the high customer demand as a result of our outstanding reputation for service and fine dining. Focusing on bold and creative gourmet dishes, Brunel’s will use only the freshest in regionally sourced ingredients to create dishes that will both challenge and inspire, showcasing seasonal local fayre at it’s very best. It will be our mission to deliver exceptional quality, reasonably priced dishes, served in a relaxed environment by professional but friendly staff.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Great evening with great food and drink.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Great food but long wait for our main course!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Staff super nice! However service slow after main was served.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

What a wonderful restaurant, the front of house staff are absolutely superb, very friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and awesome with kids. Couldn’t recommend enough! Will certainly return the next time we are in Newcastle.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Really very pleasant place for lunch .. would def recommend

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Food was absolutely delicious and we can not fault the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Very pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Top notch food at reasonable prices. Warm and carefully considered decor and ambience. Had lovely evening here with just a short walk back to the Slieve Donnsrd hotel we were staying.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

We were made very welcome on our first visit to Brunels the girls were most helpful with suggestions for food. Service was quick & food served hot & very tasty. We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Food was amazing and very good value. Staff were very attentive and really subtle and very professional. This was our second visit We continue to be impressed and will have to find somebody to bring with us next time so we can share the experience with them. Tiny suggestion... it was a cold day and it was a bit cool sitting in the corner near the door to the bathrooms, its a great table but not sure whether there was an external door open out there somewhere..? Thanks again for a super meal and a lovely experience.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Manged to get in for the early sitting. The food was a notch above some excellent restaurants In the area, and the best range of options I’ve ever seen on an early menu. A delightful fine dining experience at high end bistro prices. Wonderful!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

This is a beautiful restaurant with fantastic food and excellent customer service. All in all hard to beat and if you go a little early there is a fantastic early bird menu that’s worth a look! Good cocktails too! Will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Mother and I love Brunels, we travel 90 mile round trip to have lunch here. The food is delicious and service excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Wonderful restaurant and food simply delicious. Staff very attentive and made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend and looking forward to returning soon 😍

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Lovely waiting staff, felt welcome with a baby & the food was so tasty! Well worth a visit!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Excellent front & back of house staff

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

One of my favourite restaurants in NI.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Great staff Lovely atmosphere Delicious food Brilliant choice of food and drink

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Went for lunch with two family members as a Christmas-time treat. Very disappointed with our experience, particularly the service and the lack of imagination with the menu. This review may seem harsh but the restaurant presents itself as being a fine dining experience and therefore must be held to this standard. Love to support local businesses but I’m afraid I won’t be going back to Brunel’s based on this experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Quality affordable d ining . Prolonged waits between courses.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Excellent food...again! Excellent service...again! Excellent experience...again! Thank you Brunels!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

This visit was my 7th trip to Brunel’s this year & the 4th time I introduced a new set of visiting friends to the joy of eating, drinking & being in Brunel’s. It’s streets ahead of any other restaurant in Newcastle (& perhaps even wider County Down). The current Christmas menu options are unbelievably good. The Christmas cocktails are just perfect, I had Santa’s Hip Flask this time which is a fabulously festive concoction of brandy, rum & clove - very much Christmas in a glass. I’ve opted for the turkey & ham dinner twice now & I fear I might have to cook something else at home come Christmas Day as there’s no way I’ll be able to recreate what Brunel’s presented. I’m not sure many people are fans of turkey but if they try Brunel’s take on it, they will be. An amazingly succulent cut surrounded on the plate by a divine array of complementary flavours. The service & ambience are every bit as excellent as the food & drink, perfectly pitched, convivial & enhancing the experience. Even the plates are worthy of praise! I’m so glad to have Brunel’s in my doorstep & always proud to show it off to my friends. If you have any chance to squeeze in lunch or dinner before Xmas then do it.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Only issue I had arrived and introduced myself as I paid the deposit Xmas menu and still I was ignored handed a menu didn't check who I was, so had to address the issue myself, that is not good business. As the customer is always right.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Fantastic experience can’t wait to return!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

We had a most enjoyable evening at Brunel’s Food, drinks, service and atmosphere fantastic Looking forward to a return visit 😀😀

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

We went for brunch for my boyfriend's birthday and couldn't have been happier! Our server was so welcoming, friendly and polite, I'm so sorry I don't remember her name but she was working on Friday 7th December around 1pm and had gingery hair clipped back. The staff then sang happy birthday and we got a complimentary desset which we are so grateful for. We went to Brunel's last year for his birthday meal and are keen to keep up this tradition as every time we come we are blown away by the hight standards of food and service. Thank you so much for another amazing experience.

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